August 13, 2013 Subject:
LET IT GROW
Easily the best version of the song ever performed during the Brent era. Hair-raising, lightening-fast solos from Garcia. An electric event.
To my ears, this is the best-sounding source. Hunter has done it once again.
December 21, 2012 Subject:
Just outta boot camp...
I was just out of USCG Boot Camp and assigned to a "C" school in Yorktown Va. The Dead were starting the first leg of their East Coast Tour, and through "Special Services" I got 4 tickets for the show. With the promise that I would buy the beer and hopefully a dube in the parking lot I had 3 willing accomplices (one of which had a car). It was general admission seating, and I lead my buddies onto the floor in front of the sound board smackdab in the middle of the microphone forest! My favorite memory of that show, other than turning on 3 kids who had no idea what a Dead Show was like was watching a wind-up toy bird flap over our heads during Jerry playing "Space"!